Deadly Premonition Review

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Posted 11:37am on Fri 19 November 2010
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Posted 11:37am on Fri 19 November 2010
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Excellent review, Neon. I, for one, am having an absolute blast with the game, spurred on by your discussion the other week.

You are absolutely right about the controls - once you get into them, they are very natural. One comment I'd like to add regarding the painfully slow tentative door opening motions (each and every time) - if you run while opening them, the action scene will be much quicker. If only that was in the manual... Wink

The scenery could be beautiful, were it not stuck in the PS2 graphical era, and yes the driving could do with a bit of tweaking , but otherwise everything about the game is really fun - eve the (inappropriate at times) music, which is very catchy.

Having listened to you comments on BoT, I was worried about the map, but it is honestly not quite as bad as you make out - once you learn the general layout of the area, everything is fine.

I *am* disappointed, however, that you neglected to mention the real-time beard growth, especially given your current 'mo situation... Wink A feature of the game which appears to be well-loved by its fans as well, I have read.
Posted 11:45am on Fri 19 November 2010
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The right man got the job. I could imagine Tom O reviewing this and giving it a 3. Every single fibre of my being tells me I am going to adore this game, and I stand this review alongside the Destructoid 10 as an example of what I talk about when I say "Rate the experience, not the mechanics." Top work, Lupin!
Posted 12:08pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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Damnnit, I DID forget the real-time beard growth. I might have to add a line about that.

@Lee I think you should definitely pick it up. There are bits that are pretty much guaranteed to wind you up, but there are more bits that are genuinely jaw-dropping - and I mean that literally.
Posted 12:54pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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I'd have given this 3/10.
Posted 2:21pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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LOL, Tom! Seriously, don't go thinking I was criticising you, because your pragmatic approach is absolutely perfect for some games. I expect, in fact demand, that you are the man to Get Gran Turismo 5. It is the kind of game that is more suited for your particular style. But this one just felt like it was destined for Neon!

Incidentally, I picked this up whilst I was out this afternoon, solely on the strength of this particular reccomendation. (£17.97 at ASDA.)
Posted 3:48pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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Haha,
maybe I do need this game after all...
I loved hearing you talk about it on the Back On Topic podcast;
I'll add it to the list Smile
Posted 4:27pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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I've started it, got to the beginning of Chapter 1 and have just been busy playing other things. But I will get into it, at some point

@Neon, how does this compare to other gane stories that you have played?
Posted 8:48pm on Fri 19 November 2010
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It'll be present on my list too now after reading that review. I loved Twin Peaks and hope I can forgive Deadly Premonition any and all shortcomings it may have.

It looks like it'll be a while before I pick it up though. The list is rather long...
Posted 12:47pm on Sat 20 November 2010
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I've started it, got to the beginning of Chapter 1 and have just been busy playing other things. But I will get into it, at some point

@Neon, how does this compare to other gane stories that you have played?

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It's genuinely one of my favourite game plots. The fact that I'm a massive Lynch/Twin Peaks fan undoubtedly plays into this, but the story here eventually becomes its own thing. It's a bit slow to get going; there are a couple of cracking scenes in Chapter 1, but it's Chapter 2 where things really kick off.

I'm glad that lots of you are interested in taking a look, and I hope that you all like it. As I said, there's an awful lot that you have to see past - a lot of people will just get annoyed with it - but if you do, you'll be rewarded!
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